Let's start with a...
Question 2: Symptoms of a stroke include all of the following EXCEPT:
b. Abdominal Pain
c. Trouble speaking
d. Paralysis of part of the body
e. Sudden, severe headache
Question 3: The time frame from when your stroke symptoms start to when you see a physician can dramatically alter the treatment that is given to you.
Question 4: People who smoke double their risk of stroke.
|Big Stroke...not good!|
Believe it or not, women are more likely to die of a stroke then men. Why? Mostly because we live longer, and the incidence of stroke increases with age. Again, just like heart disease, this is not a "man's" disease...it affects us too!
|Time lost is Brain lost!|
Here are some of the "biggie" symptoms of a stroke. REMEMBER...if you or a family member begins to experience these symptoms CALL 911. DO NOT WAIT. ..:)
Sign's of stroke:
1. Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm, or leg- especially if it is on just one side
2. Sudden confusion, trouble speaking, or trouble understanding
3. Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
4. Sudden trouble walking or loss of coordination
5. Sudden SEVERE (like worst EVER) headache.
What things can you do to help prevent stroke?
Just like in my previous posts about reducing heart disease, this holds true for stroke as well. NOT smoking (smokers have double risk of stroke), keeping blood pressure normal, having a healthy cholesterol level, and daily diet and exercise will all help to keep your risk of stroke low.
Until next time....